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Anandajyoti

Anandajyoti (Anthony Tribe), is a longtime member of Triratna, ordained in 1978. He started practicing yoga in London, UK in the mid 1970s. After studying with B.K.S. Iyengar in India, in 1979 he became certified as an Iyengar teacher. He taught in England and Europe for sixteen years before moving to the US, where his teaching has been influenced by the more breath-focused emphasis of T.K.V. Desikachar. Anandajyoti is also a Buddhist scholar, with a doctorate in Indian Tantric Buddhism from Oxford University. He taught in the Asian Studies program at the University of Montana, Missoula, for seven years. Today…

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Andrew Faust

With over two decades of experience in the field, Andrew is one of the premier permaculture teachers and designers in North America. His passionate and mind expanding curriculum and talks—including his TED X lecture—have motivated students, teachers, filmmakers and the general public, inspiring the film Inhabit and a life changing Permaculture Design Certification course. Andrew created his own Permaculture PhD project, in 1999, a fully off grid, Straw Bale educational center in Pocahontas County W.V. In 2007, he moved to Brooklyn where he has been applying his knowledge to the urban landscape. Learn more at: https://www.permaculturenewyork.com/

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Anna Winkler

Anna Winkler has been practicing and teaching yoga since 1989, when she certified with the Sivananda Yoga Organization, in both India and Canada. She served as a volunteer staff member there for 6 years, assisting in Yoga Teacher Training courses and modeling for 2 yoga books, among other things. Anna has been practicing Ashtanga Yoga since 1997 (with Eddie Stern and other authorized teachers), and teaching Ashtanga since 2002. She has been studying and practicing Iyengar Yoga at Studio Yoga in Madison, NJ since 2007, where she received her second 500-hour teaching certificate. Anna teaches an Alignment Based Hatha Yoga class.…

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Bob Blanton

Bob Blanton has over 40 years of experience in the martial arts, 25 of which have been dedicated to the study and practice of Tai Chi. For over 10 years Bob has devoted his time to a deeper study of the principals and forms of this Art. In addition to teaching private and group classes, he has participated in numerous demonstrations and competitions.

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Colleen Bloxham

Colleen Bloxham has spent more than three decades in the hospitality industry. She has managed restaurants, run catering businesses on both sides of the Atlantic, and served as a private chef. As the Executive Chef at the Dharmakaya Center she places a focus on farm-to-table goodness, and ensures that every meal is served with warmth and joy.

Colleen Bloxham

Colleen Bloxham brings bright, colorful food that is both flavorful and nutritious to the Dharmakaya Center. A self-trained chef, she has spent more than three decades in the hospitality industry. She has managed restaurants, run catering businesses on both sides of the Atlantic, and served as a private chef. Most recently, she produced large-scale events that required staff- and budget-management worldwide. Colleen serves on the boards of three charitable organizations and is executive director for events for another. With a focus on farm-to-table goodness, she ensures that every meal is served with warmth and joy.

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Danika Marie Hendrickson, CYT

Danika Marie Hendrickson, CYT, is a popular restorative yoga and Yin Yoga teacher. She has been leading restorative yoga retreats for more than a decade and regularly teaches in 200- and 500-hour teacher training programs. She is also an Ayurvedic practitioner and professional astrological counselor. DanikaHendrickson.com

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Dennis Teston

Dennis Teston first tried Integral Yoga for some stretching of the body and soul; and so began Dennis’ yoga journey. The years that followed found him practicing serial yoga monogamy of styles including Hatha, Iyengar, Vinyasa, Jivamukti, Bikram, being inspired by Cyndi Lee, Dharma Mittra, Bryan Kest, and practicing at dozens of studios in New York and around the world. Searching for some new inspiration, Dennis stumbled into Sankalpah one Saturday morning to take a class. The practice, with its intelligent sequencing and the subtle incorporation of yogic philosophy, resonated true for him. Dennis weaves together, with a quiet authority,…

Eddie Stern

Eddie Stern is a yoga teacher, author, and lecturer from New York City. He is known for his multidisciplinary approach to furthering education and access to yoga, as well as his teaching expertise in Ashtanga Yoga. He most recently created The Breathing App, which guides the user in a paced breathing exercise that balances the nervous system, helping to improve sleep, and reduce stress and anxiety. One Simple Thing: A New Look at the Science of Yoga and How It Can Transform Your Life is his first solo book. We highly recommend you purchase and read this book before the Retreat as Eddie will…

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Evry Mann

Evry Mann directed a nationally recognized program for homeless students for the Seattle Public Schools before becoming founder and senior advisor to the Center for Creative Education. Ev is an accomplished drummer and founder of POOK, the Percussion Orchestra of Kingston. He holds master’s degrees in religious studies from McGill University and music composition from Mills College.

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Gary Wheaton

Gary Wheaton has been a Buddhist practitioner and student of Trungram Gyalwa Rinpoche since 2008. He has served as retreat cook, retreat organizer, retreat leader, and teacher’s assistant. Professionally he is a human resources director, with expertise in conflict resolution and coaching.

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Gena Rho

Gena Rho is an educator, dancer, yogini and certified Essential Somatics Clinical Somatic Educator. She has a private practice in Maplewood and NYC where she see clients privately and teaches Somatic Movement, yoga, workshops and classes as well as training and mentoring teachers. She is an adjunct professor at Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. Gena’s career as a modern dancer included performing and teaching internationally as a member of the Trisha Brown Company. She has an MFA in Dance from NYU TISCH School of the Arts. www.emergesomatics.com

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Gina Cunningham

Having had a dedicated yoga practice since 1996, Gina Cunningham was initially attracted to the physical challenge of yoga.  Since then, she has been fortunate to practice and study with extraordinary teachers who have opened door after door to the broader benefits of yoga and mindfulness practices.  Over the years, her practice and teaching style has evolved to be dynamic and physically challenging; yet, infused with compassion, generosity and humor.  With the philosophy that we can do what we practice, Gina is endlessly fascinated by the simplicity and the power of mindful movement, breath awareness and meditation to create space,…

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John Henderson

John Henderson has been a meditator for over 25 years and a student of Trungram Gyalwa Rinpoche’s since 2003. He translates his practice into his work as a business professional and entrepreneur with a focus on healthcare-related enterprises.

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Julia Abramova

As an executive, Julia always sought inner balance and peace. Thus began her yoga journey in 2007. Soon after beginning her yoga teaching career in 2012, Julia realized that there was a need to work with students on a more individual basis in order to help them find peace and balance within their bodies. This desire to help led to further studies in: prenatal yoga, The Kaivalya Yoga Method and Prema Yoga Therapeutics program. Julia graduated from an advanced 300 hour training at Pure Yoga and also established herself as a Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT) through the International Association of…

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Kamalashila

Kamalashila is a longtime member of the Triratna Community who has taught meditation since his ordination in 1974.  He is a founder of Vajraloka Meditation Centre in Wales.  He also has connections with Buddhafield, a land-based Buddhist collective running retreats and festivals, and the West London Buddhist Centre.  Kamalashila has now settled in London after many years exploring Dharma practice in rural and wilderness retreats. He has always been inspired by Milarepa and his lineage.  As well as his lifelong connection as a teacher with Triratna, he trained for a few years under Lama Shenpen Hookham and Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso…

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Karma Trinlay Rinpoche

Karma Trinlay Rinpoche is a Buddhist master and scholar. Born of French and American parentage, Rinpoche is the very first Westerner to be recognized as a Tulku (reincarnation of a Buddhist saint) by H.H. the late 16th Karmapa. Karma Trinlay Rinpoche has received all the important transmissions of Buddhism, as well as completed both traditional Buddhist and Western academic studies in the fields of philosophy and history. Fluent in English, French, and Tibetan, Rinpoche is a charismatic speaker who teaches regularly in Buddhist centers and universities in Europe, America and Asia. Karma Trinlay Rinpoche is a genuine bridge between the…

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Kathryn Costa

Kathryn Costa is an artist, educator, and shamanic practitioner who has opened the door to creative joy for thousands of people in 175 countries through her YouTube videos, online courses, workshops, and book The Mandala Guidebook: How to Draw, Paint, and Color Expressive Mandala Art. Her passion can be summed up in three little words: “create and connect.” Kathryn’s workshops help people find clarity, let go of fear, embrace their dreams, and explore their creativity. Learn more at http://www.truenortharts.com

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Kati Walker

Kati Walker, E-RYT, YACEP, CHTP, CSHP, was introduced to Yoga as a teenager and loved the physical aspects of the discipline. As her practice developed she appreciated the subtler qualities including the spiritual aspects and stress management. She completed her 200 hour certification in 2009 and continued her certifications with Yoga for Scoliosis, Principles of Restorative Yoga and Cancer Survivor Teacher Training. Kati expanded into Ayurveda, Healing Touch, Reiki and Sound Healing.

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Khaydroup Zangmo

Khaydroup met Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, her first Buddhist teacher in 1982. In 1991 Khaydroup had the good fortune to be guided by the late great Gendun Rinpoche, in two consecutive traditional Three-year retreats, in France. In 1997, she began teaching Dharma in Europe and the US and also helped to establish both the San Luis Obispo Bodhi Path (2001) and the Pasadena Bodhi Path (2002) where she continues as resident teacher.

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Lester Strong

Lester Strong has studied Eastern philosophies and practiced meditation across four continents over the past 40 years. He has managed and taught in meditation centers in Boston, MA, Atlanta, GA and Charlotte, NC for twenty years. He also served as President and CEO of the Siddha Yoga Foundation, which serves yoga and meditation centers in 46 countries. Lester studied Judeo-Christian theology at Davidson College in North Carolina and the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta.

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Lori Dalvi

Lori Dalvi combines several modalities to help people awaken their authentic selves. Lori has been initiated into the lineage of the Q’ero Shamans of Peru by the Four Winds Society’s Healing the Light Body School and continues with their advanced trainings. She also holds certifications in Spiritual Response Technique (SRT) and New Paradigm Multi-Dimensional Transformation, and is a certified Dying Consciously teacher. Lori is currently training in Atma Buti Himalayan singing bowl sound healing and incorporates this powerful modality into in-person client sessions. www.loridalvi.com

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Lucas Hall

With a lifelong passion for self-development, and the desire to help others become their best selves, Lucas Hall took the leap and travelled to Bali, Indonesia to study the teachings of Hatha yoga with renowned teachers Everett Newell & Katherine Girling (Zuna Yoga, zunayoga.com) Already a teacher of voice here in NYC and with a background in dance, Lucas’s skill set of body/mind conditioning and how to motivate and empower his students is one of his most enticing qualities as a yoga teacher. Lucas’s classes are accessible, effective and well rounded. Each class includes strong asana poses, focused breathing and…

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Madalina Blanton

Madalina Blanton is a Reiki Master and an Integrative Health Counselor who brings gentle care, compassion and deep attention to her work and her clients. Through her personal healing journey, Madalina learned that lasting transformation happens when we bring awareness to all aspects of our being and fully engage our soul energy. In her work, Madalina’s goal is to help people reawaken their own source of creativity, expanded energy and ultimately their well-being. She uses aromatherapy and crystals to enhance the energy flow during sessions, as well as chakra balancing techniques. Madalina is a former Children’s Book Designer, a long-time…

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Meenakshi Moses

Meenakshi Moses began her study and practice of Yoga in NYC in 1985. She received Sivananda Yoga teacher certification in 1988 and Advanced Sivananda Yoga teacher certification in 1990. Meenakshi was a staff member of the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers (ISYVC) from 1988 to 1994. During those years, in addition to general ashram work and life, Meenakshi taught the asana portion of the Sivananda Yoga Teachers Training course in India, New York and Uruguay. Having left the ashram to marry and raise a family, Meenakshi continues to practice and teach yoga in her community.

Mirabai Bush

Mirabai Bush is a Senior Fellow of the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society and served as Executive Director until 2008. Under her direction, The Center introduced contemplative practices into education, law, business, environment leadership, philanthropy, the military, and social justice activism. She has been teaching workshops and courses on contemplative practice in life and work for 45 years, integrating her experience in organizational management, teaching, and consulting. She co-developed the curriculum for Search Inside Yourself for Google, the first program in mindfulness-based emotional intelligence; it has been attended by thousands of Google employees. A founding board member of the…

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MJ Watkins

As partner of NY Loves Yoga, MJ Watkins listens to students speak about why they come to yoga – stress relief, relaxation, finding peace internally and wellness. Her interest in and passion for Thomas Hanna Somatics, came after a back injury and loss of physical movement. She focuses on breath, the nervous system and regaining strength through movement to promote flexibility, health and mental relaxation.MJ’s training includes: RYT 300, Academy of Yoga & Meditation, India; E-RYT 200, Zuna Yoga, Tantra–Hatha; Reiki Level 1; Atma Buti Singing Bowls; Restorative Yoga; Yoga Nidra, ISHTA, NYC; Essential Somatics Movement, Martha Peterson, Radiant Child…

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Peter Fodera

Peter Fodera completed the 5Rhythms teacher training with Gabrielle Roth in ‘04 and Heartbeat training in ‘10.  He is a NY 5Rhythms teacher and founding member of the 5Rhythms Reach Out. He taught fine arts, was an art conservator for the Metropolitan Museum of Art and for 35 years was the chief conservator at Fodera Fine Art Conservation, Ltd.

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Robert Moses

Robert spent over 20 years with his teacher Swami Vishnu-devananda and then settled with his wife in Dublin, NH to raise three children. He continues his sadhana, practicing a synthesis of bhakti, karma, jnana and raja yoga as outlined by Swami Sivananda. Both he and his wife practice and teach Sivananda and Ashtanga yoga. He also co-publishes Namarupa: Categories of Indian Thought, with Eddie Stern and annually guides people on spiritual pilgrimages to India.

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Robert Svoboda

Dr. Robert E. Svoboda is an American author and ayurvedic doctor who gives lectures and courses around the world, related to the subjects of ayurveda, jyotish, tantra and Eastern religion. He is author of eleven books, including Prakriti: Your Ayurvedic Constitution (1989), and the Aghora trilogy (1986, 1993, 1997) about his mentor, Vimalananda, and the Aghori sect. Dr. Svoboda is the first Westerner ever to graduate from a college of Ayurveda (in 1980) and be licensed to practice Ayurveda in India. He lived in India from 1973-80 and 1982-86. Since 1985 he travels the world lecturing, consulting, teaching and writing. He has served as Adjunct Faculty at the Ayurvedic Institute, Albuquerque, NM, and Bastyr University, Kenmore, WA.

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Simcha Raphael

SIMCHA RAPHAEL, Ph.D. is Founding Director of the DA’AT Institute for Death Awareness, Advocacy and Training. He received his doctorate in Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies and was ordained as a Rabbinic Pastor by Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi. Adjunct Faculty in Religion and Theology at LaSalle University, he is also a Faculty member of the New York Open Center Art of Dying Institute, and works as a psychotherapist and spiritual director in Philadelphia.  He is author of a number of publications including the ground-breaking Jewish Views of the Afterlife, published in a 25th anniversary edition in 2019. His website is www.daatinstitute.net

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Stephanie Diamond

Stephanie Diamond began dancing 5Rhythms in ‘06 and completed her teacher training in ‘18. As an artist, she has exhibited in galleries and museums such as: MoMA, Queens Museum and Mass MoCA. Her Listings Project helps thousands find homes in 70 countries and across the US. Visit her website at: https://www.hudsonvalley5rhythms.com/

Tina LaGreca

Tina LaGreca has been studying with Reggie Ray since 2005 and is deeply grateful for the teachings and practices of this lineage.  Tina has taught high school, been in the performing arts and is now a psychotherapist in private practice in New York City.  She, along with her husband, Marty Enright, leads Dharma Ocean of New York.  Tina is inspired on the path by awareness of her mortality and a wish to face death and loss with courage, a longing to reduce unnecessary suffering, and the desire to be truly helpful to others. As Dilgo Kyentse once famously said, “Never forget…

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Trinle Dordje (Carlo Pani)

Born in Brussels, Belgium, Trinle Dorje began meditating in 1980 to help balance a busy career of teaching sports, relaxation techniques, and specialized life and business coaching. This work led him to accompany people who were at the end of their life, in particular those struggling with Alzheimers disease. During this time he started his work as a Dharma teacher, co-founding the Zen Center of Brussels Belgium. In 1986 he met and received teachings from Kalou Rinpoche and Lama Guendun Rinpoche; this transformed his life and led him to begin practicing Tibetan Buddhism. He embarked on his first 3 year,…

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Trish O'Gorman

Trish O’Gorman, also known as Ravi Kirtan, is a level 1 and 2 trained teacher of Kundalini yoga who has been teaching several classes a week, leading workshops and trainings, since 2005. Her first experience with Kundalini yoga was in 2004 and it was an experience of coming home. It resonated so deeply physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually, Ravi Kirtan knew she had found her dharma. Sharing this enormous body of work and its transformative power has become her purpose. A nurse by profession the science behind the teachings fascinate and compel Ravi Kirtan to keep learning and continuing on…

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Trungram Gyalwa Rinpoche

H.E. Trungram Gyalwa Rinpoche is the founder and spiritual director of the Dharmakaya Center for Wellbeing. Known as a scholar, teacher and meditation master to thousands of students around the world, Rinpoche is also the first incarnate lama to earn a PhD in the West. He completed his doctoral studies in Indo-Tibetan Buddhism at Harvard University in 2004. He is the head of the Trungram lineage, its monasteries, meditation centers, schools, dharma centers and groups around the world. One of the highest tulkus of the Kagyu lineage, he is a Rime master, having received teachings from the great masters of…

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Vanush Von Love

A knee-injury led to Vanush Von Love discovering yoga and bodywork, opening the door to a personal and professional path of self-discovery, growth, and healing. He completed his 200 hour yoga teacher training at Laughing Lotus Yoga Center followed by apprenticeships with Ali Cramer and Sheri Celentano and now teaches group, corporate and individual yoga classes all over New York City. By combining his dance background and extensive training in various bodywork modalities and human anatomy, Vanush offers a style of yoga that helps students to find their breath, balance, and the profound wisdom that movement is medicine. A  yoga session…

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Vedya Amrita Kaur

Vedya Amrita Kaur has taught Kundalini Yoga and Meditation for 15 years. She is an advocate for fostering diverse and inclusive environments in yoga. Vedya Amrita teaches through a Warrior’s paradigm all while nurturing students to unleash their powerful, joyous and graceful nature.  Her enthusiasm, open heart and neutrality holds a delightfully dynamic space for love and joy cultivating an experience you won’t want to miss.

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191 Cragsmoor Road Cragsmoor, New York 12566
845.640.4593

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